TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. 1 12:21 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Jenny Buccos by TEDxTalks 406 views
"Emergence" Wages Peace, Not War, After Droid Revolt (image: C Emergence game project, 2009/Philip Lin) It’s the 22nd century, and future generations have built vast numbers of artificial androids to alleviate worldwide labor problems and global economic crises. In the process, these “arties” have created a sophisticated world of beautifully surreal, well-constructed and environmentally advanced buildings under the control of a computer network. But a design flaw suddenly causes all the androids to rebel and unleash a rapidly-unfolding chemical, biological and nuclear holocaust that destroys much of the civilization and the humans in it. Then the cyborg-perpetrators seemingly disappear, leaving it to competing factions of rogue scientists, genetically modified settlers, compu-mobsters, ex-military and others to pick up the pieces. That may sound like a prescription for the mother of online war games.
TED: The Greatest Platform Worth Sharing No one can deny that TED.com is one of the most successful and iconic idea-sharing platforms online. Since 2006, TED Talk videos have racked up over 800 million views. And it’s no surprise these videos went viral; with names like Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall, Sergey Brin and Bill Clinton, the roster of TED speakers reads like a best-in-class review of today’s living scientists, educators and humanitarians. And now, six years after uploading its first video, TED.com is innovating online education again. A new site,TED-ed.com now provides a platform for teachers and students to share video lessons.
Technology is major lifeline for world’s poor, finds UN report 14 Oct 2010 Digital technology is likely to become a key tool for reducing global poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, according to a United Nations report launched at The University of Manchester today (14 October). The 2010 Information Economy Report from the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says millions of poor people are finding income-generating opportunities in the ICT sector. The poor, it says, are benefitting from trickle-down effects as well as being directly involved in both production and the use of information and communication technologies.
The Path to Resilience The more we learn about resilience in children, the more we begin to understand the powerful role that adults can play in fostering it, even in kids who face daunting challenges. As the latest science from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard shows, resilience is fluid and compounding, nurtured by the essential fertilizer of an adult’s caring attention. A new three-part video series produced by the center explores — in clear and simple terms — exactly how that happens, answering questions about why some children who face serious problems can cope and thrive. Resilience is a broad set of “capacities and skills and abilities that give people a sense of mastery and management of difficulty,” says center director Jack Shonkoff, one of a number of neuroscientists and early childhood experts who paint a picture of resilience as a quality that is built over time, resulting from the interactions of people and their environment.
Futures Thinking: A Bibliography As you probably picked up from earlier entries in the Futures Thinking series, foresight work is intensely information-based. If you're going to make grounded projections of future possibilities, you have understand both what has led us to the point we're at today, and what kinds of issues seem to be shaping up as emerging drivers. A few pieces to trigger some creative thoughts can help, too. Lois Holzman - TEDxNavesink - Monmouth County New Jersey Play Helps Us Grow at Any Age In this talk, Dr. Holzman documents the importance of play in our growth and development throughout our entire lives.
The personal blog of Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Eight Fundamental Drivers Controlling Our Future Eight Fundamental Drivers Controlling Our Future As a futurist I spend much of my time searching for failure points. Why failure points? Because they are the unforgiving anchors around which society changes directions. Blog The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It Does Santa Exist? A Chat with Eric Kaplan (Transcript) January 19th, 2015 | by Benjamin Sobel | published in Future of the Internet | Comments Off Jonathan Zittrain: This is Jonathan Zittrain speaking.
Carnival of Space 178 - traversing wormholes and super magnetic fields The Carnival of Space 178 is up at we are all in the gutter This site supplied - Two Mars hopper designs for exploring over ten times more of Mars by making fuel from the Mars atmosphere This site also supplied a proposal for making air transportation safer. Weird Sciences looks at wormhole induction propulsion (WHIP) and interstellar travel